Do you have a bored teen at home this summer? Put their great minds to work learning new skills and having fun at a variety of camps, classes, and activities along the Wasatch Front.
Kerry Smith and her teen son from Kids Out and About discussed the following six ways to keep your teen busy this summer.
Microsoft Stores offer free classes and camps for teens. You’ll find many options for coding and getting creative in 3D Windows. Some classes are for a day, others for a few days or a full week. Stores are located in City Creek, downtown Salt Lake, and Fashion Place Mall in Murray.
- Apple Stores also offer camps for teens. During three-day classes, students can create stories through drawings and sounds, learn how to make movies, and learn about coding and robots. Stores are located at Station Park in Farmington, City Creek, and Fashion Place Mall.
- Dartside has two indoor dart tag arenas that are perfect for big or small group outings for all ages. But this type of fun is especially a magnet for preteens and teens. Keep them busy or join in the fun. Dartside is located in the Layton Hills Mall.
- Trail Rides at This Is the Place State Park. From beginning trail riders to those who are experienced, your son, daughter, or whole family can enjoy pristine views of Salt Lake City on guided horseback rides. Sound like an adventure you’d like to do? Schedule your opportunity to ride the same trails as early pioneers, explorers, and Native Americans who entered the Salt Lake Valley long ago.
- Utah Children’s Theatre. UCT, located in South Salt Lake, offers five-day summer camp sessions in theatre, voice, musical theatre, and Shakespeare Academy classes. Their next two sessions start July 17 and July 31 and run thru mid-August. Classes each day are for 2 ½ hours. Now is a perfect time to join in the fun!
- TopGolf Summer Academy. Lots of freebies come with this camp, designed especially for youth. TopGolf’s week-long, half-day golf clinics include all the components that make up the great game of golf. Visit topgolf.com, located in Midvale, for more information.
For more on summer boredom visit KidsOutAndAbout.com.